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North East, Pennsylvania is a lovely small town situated on Lake Erie about 4 miles from the New York state line. It is located in a fruit belt that grows many fruits and vegetables, with a huge focus on grapes. Eleven wineries operate in the area. Along with great fishing and boating on Lake Erie, typical tourists enjoy wine tasting and winery tours, antique stores, beach activities, farmstands, and eating at any number of good small restaurants. Unique local restaurants such as Freeport Restaurant or Johhny B's will provide you with great food, huge portions, and unbelievably small checks!
The eastern part of Lake Erie (bordering North East) is known for steelhead, perch, bass and walleye fishing. 16 mile and 20 mile creeks in North East are also hotspots for fishing, particularly for steelhead. The North East Marina provides short and long term boat docking, fishing licenses and charter fishing information.
Two popular annual events are the North East Firemen's Cherry Festival in mid-July, and the Harvest Wine Festival in mid-late September.
Erie, Pa. is just 15 miles to the west and provides additional tourist opportunities such as Presque Isle Downs & Casino, Presque Isle State Park, Tom Ridge Environmental Center, Waldameer Water & Amusement Park, Millcreek Mall, and Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park.
For lodging, two chain hotels are located at exit 41 (North East/Route 89) of I-90. Or, to fully experience the town, stay in-town at a Bed & Breakfast, or closer to the lake and live among the locals at a Vacation Rental Home or at one of the locally owned and operated Cottage Rental/Motel businesses.